Monday, August 30, 2004
The other performance that I liked was Coco MBassi, not sure what language she sang in but her voice was pretty amazing and she took the time to explain what each song was about before she sang it, just so that the audience can relate to it better.
The same cannot be said for another singer who seemed to from one of the middle eastern countries. Her songs on the whole sounded really sad but we didn't know what they were about. So I decided that she was probably singing about her cat which just died, you know how those Egyptians are about their cats right. Then when she started singing a upbeat happy song I reasoned that the cat had somehow been revived.
Sunday, August 29, 2004
I hate ironing. Mainly cos I suck at it. Every crease I iron only results in another one popping up somewhere else on my shirt. And while I was ironing away just now I was imagining how it would be to ive in a world without irons. People will no longer have to worry about being viewed as sloppy just because their clothes are crumpled for the simple fact that everyone else's will be too. The time saved from not ironing could be better utilised as well, for example to find a cure from cancer or AIDS.
I tell ya those scientists doing research in such diseases would have probably made far greater progress by now if they didn't have to spend 15 minutes every morning ironing those lab coats of theirs.
Friday, August 27, 2004
Words captivate me. And, I like to capture words. Blogging enables me to write often. It also provides a place for me to share what I write with a reading public. I can be funny, inspiring, intelligent, cynical, or morbid. It doesn't matter what I write about in my blog. It only matters that I write.
Yup I am taking lameass online quizzes on a Friday night.
I was also checking out the profiles of some of the contestants and there's some pretty funny stuff there. One person named the Bible as her favourite book. Another 2 gals (here and here)have identical tastes in movies - Save The Last Dance, Dirty Dancing and Honey are their favourites. Another gal listed 17 as her favourite magazine, but she's 24. The only interesting profile I read so far was of Geraldine, she's obviously very passionate about her music (she's a drummer). Rock chicks are just so hot. She got my vote.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Ok ok I know I said I am happy with 50, but it just felt so good when I saw my counter move up 20 places. Hell I don't even have 70 people on my friendster list so you can understand my joy. I bet the gal who stood me up last Friday is probably regretting it right now! Yes you know you do. Well that's what you get for making the stallion cry that day...Oops I mean for making me furious. I don't cry alright. Never did and never will.Ask my mommy if you don't believe me.
Yes I am feeling a little bimbo-ish today. We all have those days don't we. Resisting the urge to post a picture of my new 1/2 GI haircut right now.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Note: The discussion thread is around 28 pages long. Just click next at the bottom of each page. Really interesting stuff.
1. NO Music
For god's sake stop trying to force your readers to listen to your favorite songs, it's really annoying. Especially when I am listening to my own mp3s or when I am at work and the music just starts blaring over the speakers. If you really must have a player, make it turned off by default - let readers choose to hear your crap music rather than have it forced down their throats.
2. NO SMS speak
Oh god I ran into one blog where it was ALL SMS speak, I had to really think long and hard to understand what all those foreign words meant. You know a lot of kids nowadays have resorted to using shortcuts like gr8. It's fine for SMS because SMSes have a limit. However please do not use those words in your blog too often unless you wanna irritate older readers who aren't down with the lingo. Slang is ok but use in moderation.
3. NO overusing of "..."
Fine I was guilty of it myself (See my first few posts 2 years ago) but that was a long time ago. An example I seen - "Today was a great day.....I had exams in the morning....Met J for lunch after that...his haircut was so funny....it's so fun typing like this ...I am going to type this way all the time ...
4. NO psychedelic background for your blog entries.
One uniform color is enough. Please do not try and emulate a rainbow for your blog background just because you think it matches your personality. It might but it still sucks because it makes your words really difficult to read. Get someone to write words on a rainbow coloured paper (You can find them in any hippie store) and then you try reading it and see how fun it is. On a related note make sure your words contrast with your background.
Any more that you would like to add ?
Anyway after I finished my showboating I met S for lunch at Swensens where we decided to make take full advantage of the Swensen's ice cream offer (it's 1.39 for 5 scoops). We got 15 scoops plus 2 more free because of this lunch promotion thing. I have never had so much ice cream in my life, I seriously feel like puking right now. Don't think I am gonna have ice cream for a while after that experience, not for at least a week. Ok maybe 1/2 a week.
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Read a really interesting blog entry from this american blogger yesterday about overrated and underrated blogs. This guy was asking his readers about which blogs they thought were overrated and which ones that should have more readers that they currently do. And that got me thinking about this one local blog that is really popular and has been getting a lot of attention. For some reason I don't get the hype, I visited it quite a few times and I still don't get it. It's decent but I can't understand why it gets as many hits as it does.
No it is NOT sour grapes I assure you, I am more than happy with my small but loyal band of 50 unique visitors daily. I guess it's just a matter of taste, maybe some people just prefer to read crap!! I like to think of my blog as an indie blog whose complex theories about life, reproduction and social interaction with chicks can only be appreciated by a select few. Hell I will probably be so disgusted if I had 2000 readers a day that I would just stop blogging. So thank god its only 50. And coincidentally 50 is my favourite number as well so it's all good.
Sunday, August 22, 2004
Saturday was a mass Indian orgy at my sister's place, it was her kid's naming ceremony and I was the designated photographer. I just hate this kinda big events to be honest, the house is full of strangers whom I don't know yet I am expected to go and make small talk with them. Pfftt. I spent the whole day taking pictures and little else, wanted to escape the chaos for a bit and hang out with my cousin but didn't even have time for that. I put up the pictures on shutterfly, if you wanna check them out message or email me and I will give ya the link. For a preview you can check out Audrey's blog, I posted the pictures she took at the function for her.
And today I read something in the local papers that just got me a little down.
Oh well it's a brand new week tommorow.
Saturday, August 21, 2004
So well the message is clear ain't it. If you are allergic to wheat then you are unworthy to receive holy communion. Because without wheat you will not be able to appreciate the full meaning of Holy Communion.
Ok I usually stay away from religious topics cos they are really sensitive. But sometimes it's amazing how close-minded some people are, so much so that they are willing to forego rationale and common sense just to cling on to their beliefs.
Friday, August 20, 2004
Her : Hi! Whatcha doing here!?
Heh ya she's a funny one.
Me : Waiting for you lor!
Her : Eh? .....Oh.....Oh my god ....
Ok I started thinking that she might be stretching the joke a little longer than she should. But then I saw the look on her face.
You know the look. The look someone gives when they see a kitten getting run over by a steamroller. The look of complete horror and pity.
Her : I'm really sorry I completely forgot. But I will make it up to you on Sunday?
Well I didn't know how to react. I just gave her a silly and bemused smile. I was thinking maybe I was having a nightmare, that I was actually in bed at home dreaming this really horrible dream where a gal was telling me she completely forgot she was meeting me. I blinked really hard. But everything remained where it was. No this was no dream.
Me : So you made plans already ?
Apparently she did. With a friend who was working at HMV, she was waiting for her to get off work. A little ironic if you think about it. Well thank god I saw her at least. Otherwise I would have waited like an hour for her not knowing what happened. Her mobile was kinda screwed for the past couple of days you see.
Wonder which is worse. Getting stood up by a gal or her completely forgetting she was going out with you. Well initially it would seem like it's the first one, because it implies that you made a bad enough impression that she decides not to go out with you. But then if you think again the 2nd one implies that you did not even make the slightest impression on her, otherwise she would have remembered that she was going to meet you.
Oh well just ordered pizza a couple minutes ago, it's another Friday night at home with mommy. Yippee.
Listening to : "Mama, I'm coming home" by Ozzy Osbourne
Oh I didn't manage to wake up in time so had to take a cab down. Grr 8 bucks down the drain.
The album was a flop when it first came out, mainly because it was released at a time when grunge was overwhelming the airwaves. And it sounded too commercial for punk fans at that time. However apparently the album began to gain a cult following many years after it was released which is why the original pressing is now a collector's item. But no way I am selling it. If you are looking for a punk band that can actually play and write good lyrics unlike crap like Blink 182 and Sum 42 then you should really check it out, it has been re-issued as an enhanced CD with bonus tracks and a music video.
Thursday, August 19, 2004
But the womens' beach volleyball tournament is pretty cool though. I can't help but marvel at the display of power, agility and skill by those women. This is what the Olympics should be about. More power to women in skimpy beach attire!
Listening to The Roots's Things Fall Apart now to try and get some of my groove back. Oh alright it was never there. But dammit it ain't my fault, I blame my 1/4 Chinese blood for my lack of ability to groove to the silky beats of hip hop. Yes I was known (rather cruelly) as "The only Indian who couldn't groove" for the longest time, that's what made me quit clubbing altogether, to the cheers of many. I blame my 1/4 Chinese blood for my other SHORTcoming as well but that's another story for another day. Word and peace out ya all !
Oh another thing I can't stand is how they can arrive an hour late and yet don't even call or sms to tell you they are going to be late. I mean if you are meeting a friend at Pasir Ris at 7:30 and you are still at Boon Lay at 7:00, you should probably know that you ain't gonna make it in time. So the polite thing to do is to call me and postpone the meeting time. So at least I don't wait like a super big dick for an hour just because I made the unwise decision to actually come on TIME. Hey I am late often as well I have to admit. But I at least sms the person way earlier so that they can take their time and leave the house later. See I am so nice. There have been times where I take a cab down and reach a destination on time and sms the person to tell them I am here. Only for the person to reply and me they will be 1/2 hour late.
Ok before you accuse me of being a MCP (which some will still do anyway) I would like to state that not all women do the above. But most of whom I know do.
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Went shopping with A at Far East Plaza last night, she was trying to get retro looking clothes for a musical she's doing at Esplanade in a month's time. So we went around to all the shops while she tried on those flare skirts and retro looking heels. And then started dancing. I had no problem with it, in fact I was enjoying the sight to be honest. But the thing is A is like 1.5 meters tall and looks way younger than she is. And I'm like 1.83. So people tend to get a little suspicious/nervous when they see a huge indian man with what seemed to be a 14-15 year old gal dancing around in a clothing store. I got quite a few weird (dirty?) looks at my direction. Except for one apek (old chinese dude) who seemed to be looking at me with envy. That perv.
2. Click Delete.
3. Click Yes to confirmation dialog.
Ya was doing this a couple of times yesterday. You gotta love online friendships. So easy to end them once they reach their expiration date. All ya need is 3 clicks. Well in MSN Messenger at least.
Hey I am in IT alright, give me a break. Not so easy to get away from the PC as much as I want to. It has this hold, well more like a death grip on me.
If only it was as simple in real life. But maybe it's a good thing that it isn't?
I know I know. I need to get out more.
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
But I don't think I have changed that much over the years though. Well yeah maybe I'm a bit more cynical and cautious when it comes to people I am not familiar with, mainly because of numerous bad experiences in the last couple of years. But to people who have known me for a long time, I think I am pretty much the same no? But then again I have been told more than once that I should start acting my age, that I am too childish. But really, how is a 26 year old guy supposed to act?
After that we went to kinokuniya bookstore where I got a book for my sis and Spin's latest issue. And we had a hell of a time playing around with the book of answers. The book of answers is basically a book with various replies to a question that you might ask. You think of the question and then flip to a random page and there you will find your answer.
My question was "Will I get laid anytime soon?"
Answer I got was "Wait".
Friend couldn't stop laughing after she saw that. Grrrr.
Monday, August 16, 2004
Group ID#: 8966
Sunday, August 15, 2004
Friday, August 13, 2004
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Speaking of music, Hoobastank is in town and they will be performing on Saturday at Sentosa. Another generic boring nu metal band hits our friendly shores. Who's next? Limp Biskit? Sigh is it too much to ask for a half decent band to come to Singapore? Or at least give me Korn, the only half decent nu metal band in the scene right now (despite their really sucky last album).
Went to Hard Rock Cafe on Monday to see Kumar perform, or as he calls it, "Mat Rock Cafe". Heh that guy is damm funny, I was laughing till tears rolled down my face. But he can be pretty mean too. He got one of the dancers to perform for him , and asked her to remove her top before she danced, (she was wearing some sports bra kinda top underneath). But as soon as she took it off, he went "Alamak no tek tek (boobs), put the top back, put it back!". Sigh the poor gal, I so wanted to comfort her at that moment. While her top was still off.
Monday, August 09, 2004
Saturday, August 07, 2004
The movie? Well it was a tad slow in the beginning but pretty good overall. I got spooked quite a few times and I didn't really guess the surprise twist at the end. That was the main problem with Signs for me, I spent the whole movie trying to figure out what the twist was - and in the end I was left really disappointed cos there really wasn't one. This time I just watched it without trying to figure out the ending and enjoyed the story way better.
Thursday, August 05, 2004
Sunday, August 01, 2004
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Your top today looks great,
That's why I wanna sit beside you.
Not a bad effort for a first timer is it? But judging from her response you would think otherwise!